Hike through giant boulders in the Big Rock Nature Preserve in North Carolina

When it comes to really big and giant things, it’s not just kids who are amazed by them. Adults too are fascinated by objects larger than life. Example here in our own backyard: Big Rock Nature Preserve in Charlotte, NC.

In these uncertain times, keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket-to-visit list at a later date.

McAlpine Creek Tributary # 1 crosses the reserve and provides a natural buffer zone for I-485. This park is historically significant as the evidence gathered here points to Native American habitat dating back 7,000 years.

Learn more about the 0.6 mile Big Rock Nature Preserve Trail from AllTrails. To learn more about the park itself, click here. It is open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, in winter, it is strongly recommended to get out of the reserve well before sunset.

Remember to leave no trace so that future generations can enjoy this historic monument so designated by the Charlotte Commission on Historic Monuments.

Address: Big Rock Nature Reserve, 6500 Elmstone Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA

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